By Martha Obi, Abuja
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura along Lake Chad in Borno State.
In a statement, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the operation was conducted on 8 March 2019 as a result of intelligence reports.
Engulfed in flames
The report indicated the presence of ISWAP fighters along with some vehicles and logistics support items camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements.
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hideouts in successive strikes resulting in damage to several structures as well as the destruction of one of the terrorists’ vehicles, which was seen engulfed in flames.
He said the NAF operating with surface forces would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.